Rice lake – Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve – North Vancouver

Another beautiful and sunny day in Vancouver. Officially, it was only 13C (55.4F) but it felt much warmer. On a day like this it is a sin to stay at home. So we went to Rice lake in Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver, which is, so to say, our neighbourhood.
Place is perfect. Actually, would be perfect if there were less people and screaming kids. Trail is easy and only about 500 meters from a parking lot so access is not a problem. But we managed to find a quiet spot and spend some time sunbathing and watching this beautiful nature.

There was a small flock of mergansers slowly floating on the surface of the lake, with chicks learning how to fish. Then San noticed two quiet beholders :eyes: Sitting on top of a tree, two bald eagles spent some time trying to spot some easy food :chef:

My camera is weak so this was the best I could get from the place we were.

The stillness of the lake is amazing. Sometimes there were no ripples and reflection was perfect.

But mountain tops are still under the snow, reminding us that spring has just begun. Fresh breeze made my hands cold inside the forest. It was time to go home.

More photos here.

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35 Responses to Rice lake – Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve – North Vancouver

  1. thaodp says:

    wow, so beautiful. You two are in paradise

  2. studio41 says:

    regal eagles! these pics are beautiful! verdant green… the last one is so still and nice. must have been a beautiful spot to lounge and relax.

  3. LorenzoCelsi says:

    There aren't many places like that in Europe.

  4. Spaggyj says:

    Wow. Just… Wow. So beautiful.

  5. gdare says:

    Mit, sometimes it look like that. When it's not raining :PJill, there are many places like that and all of them around 50 miles from Vancouver. I can't think what the rest of British Columbia is :happy:Lorenzo, the most amazing thing is that places like this are very close to town. Rice lake is about 4km from Capilano University in North Vancouver and you can reach it almost buy bus. Some harder trails are still closed though, there is a lot of snow on surrounding mountains and avalanches got people killed.On the other hand, I think that northern Italy has many beautiful places in Alps. One of my friends worked in some village in northern Italy and went to hiking in Alps on several occasions.Kimmie πŸ˜€

  6. sanshan says:

    It's raining today. 😦

  7. sanshan says:

    PROMISED?????? πŸ˜†

  8. gdare says:

    Yeah but they've promised sun for weekend again :happy:

  9. SittingFox says:

    It's a good thing that bald eagles have white heads – they stand out much better! Lovely green scenery. I like the shot of the trees framing the mountain.You could almost forget what trees look like if you stay in Sask long enough :right:

  10. NLDH says:

    Wow you guys are so lucky. Enjoy the photos :up:

  11. gdare says:

    San, it was on their web site so I consider it as a promise :irked:Adele, I will tell you something – I really don't like flatlands :DL.D. Thanks :up:

  12. SittingFox says:

    Well, I like both flat areas and mountains. Variety is what makes the natural world what it is! πŸ˜‰

  13. Stardancer says:

    What a completely tranquil-looking place.Gorgeous.:up:

  14. spooksister says:

    Stop whining. All that rain brings the lush green that you get to enjoy.

  15. sanshan says:

    But it's raining now! πŸ˜₯

  16. sanshan says:

    la la la

  17. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    I can't think what the rest of British Columbia is

    time will reveal… enjoy the tour!!!

  18. gdare says:

    Star, it is. I can't wait to see more, when a weather permits :up:San, and it will rain whole week :cry:Sal ;)Jill, thanks :happy:

  19. sanshan says:

    Promises promises! πŸ˜₯

  20. spooksister says:

    When I see photos like this of our beautiful province my heart puffs up with pride and happiness that I am privileged to live here. :heart:

  21. Furie says:

    Ooo, pretty. That top image is gorgeous.

  22. gdare says:

    San :awww:Sal, when I was coming to Canada in December 2010. a man sitting next to me in a plane asked me where I am going. I told him, Vancouver, BC and he said, I am flying to Toronto but you are going to probably the most beautiful province in Canada :DMik, and that one was the last I made before leaving home. I am very happy with it πŸ˜€

  23. gdare says:

    Abbacus :cheers:

  24. edwardpiercy says:

    Drop dead beautiful. :yes:

    and screaming kids

    Don't worry. The screaming kid population will decline significantly when hunting season opens. It's sort of what you might call man in league with Nature. :p

  25. gdare says:

    :lol:Thanks πŸ™‚

  26. There2ia says:

    It is so beautiful!

  27. There2ia says:

    It is so beautiful!

  28. gdare says:

    It is πŸ˜€ How are you doing?

  29. MirabelaTM says:

    Magnificent pictures, this is how I imagine Canada πŸ™‚

  30. gdare says:

    Well, this is BC but Canada is beautiful and we plan to see more of its beauty πŸ˜€

  31. syav says:

    Very nice! I love nature, especially if there's a lake or river nearby :up:

  32. gdare says:

    syav, then you would love BC πŸ˜€

  33. There2ia says:

    I am fine. I am very busy after delivering my son. Thanks God that we can manage it.

  34. gdare says:


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